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Best Liqiud Feed

Post by elkwc » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:34 pm

We used protein tubs some last wint. Have one liqiud feed tank with the wheels. Have had it filled when it went empty by the local feed store but it sure of brand. Her grandson put out Loomix in the open top tanks and left them. Thinking about trying it in a few pastures this winter. We have several options on brands in the area. Haven’t done any pricing yet. Wanted opinions on which brands were the best, what protein levels to look for. Also can all liquid feed be fed in open top tanks or does some need the wheels to limit consumption. Have received mixed opinions on that. I ask as the top with the wheels has went bad and can’t find one to fit the tank and considering removing it so the cattle can eat it. All opinions will be appreciated. I’ve done some searches again with mixed results and opinions and the one tank we have is all I’ve ever fed.

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Post by slick4591 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:48 pm

My only experience is with QLF in the tub with wheels. It has always done a good job for me.
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Post by AZAggie » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:38 pm

I'm trying Westway Converter, which contains 32% protein and 3% fat and a host of other vitamins and minerals. it is similar to the Purina product the local co-op in town sells, but with quite a bit less fat and is about $200 per ton cheaper. So far the cows are taking it fine. I've only had it out for 5 days. I have a wheel type trough. I'm going to close off 2 of the 4 wheels to limit their consumption a bit. 4 wheels for my little 40 cow herd is too many.
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Post by elkwc » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:56 pm

AZAggie wrote:I'm trying Westway Converter, which contains 32% protein and 3% fat and a host of other vitamins and minerals. it is similar to the Purina product the local co-op in town sells, but with quite a bit less fat and is about $200 per ton cheaper. So far the cows are taking it fine. I've only had it out for 5 days. I have a wheel type trough. I'm going to close off 2 of the 4 wheels to limit their consumption a bit. 4 wheels for my little 40 cow herd is too many.


If you don't mind me asking what is the cost per ton?

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Post by fnfarms1 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:43 am

I used Rumalic for few years. It seemed ok but not sure I felt like it was wortH the cost. I forget % etc

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Post by True Grit Farms » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:01 am

I know a ranch manager that feeds liquid supplement year round in open top containers. The liquid feed supplement is heavier than water, so the rain just runs out. He claims the liquid feed is the cheapest way to supplement a cow, because there's no need to fertilize or buy mineral.
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Post by Caustic Burno » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:07 am

elkwc wrote:
AZAggie wrote:I'm trying Westway Converter, which contains 32% protein and 3% fat and a host of other vitamins and minerals. it is similar to the Purina product the local co-op in town sells, but with quite a bit less fat and is about $200 per ton cheaper. So far the cows are taking it fine. I've only had it out for 5 days. I have a wheel type trough. I'm going to close off 2 of the 4 wheels to limit their consumption a bit. 4 wheels for my little 40 cow herd is too many.


If you don't mind me asking what is the cost per ton?



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Post by TexasBred » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:34 am

True Grit Farms wrote:I know a ranch manager that feeds liquid supplement year round in open top containers. The liquid feed supplement is heavier than water, so the rain just runs out. He claims the liquid feed is the cheapest way to supplement a cow, because there's no need to fertilize or buy mineral.

Amazing. :shock: :???: :bs:
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Post by True Grit Farms » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:00 pm

TexasBred wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:I know a ranch manager that feeds liquid supplement year round in open top containers. The liquid feed supplement is heavier than water, so the rain just runs out. He claims the liquid feed is the cheapest way to supplement a cow, because there's no need to fertilize or buy mineral.

Amazing. :shock: :???: :bs:

I said the same thing. I'd suggest reading up on on hemarithra grass before I'd make myself look like an idiot. Here's the ranch if your interested in calling him. Frank figures everything to the penny.
https://www.wynneranch.com
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/m/#publication?id=AG330
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Post by TexasBred » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:02 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
TexasBred wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:I know a ranch manager that feeds liquid supplement year round in open top containers. The liquid feed supplement is heavier than water, so the rain just runs out. He claims the liquid feed is the cheapest way to supplement a cow, because there's no need to fertilize or buy mineral.

Amazing. :shock: :???: :bs:

I said the same thing. I'd suggest reading up on on hemarithra grass before I'd make myself look like an idiot. Here's the ranch if your interested in calling him. Frank figures everything to the penny.
https://www.wynneranch.com
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/m/#publication?id=AG330

What am I looking for? Does he feed liquid feed or spray it on this grass you linked to? ;-) Hope he's aware of the potential problems of feeding excessive amounts of protein to cattle. (Very nice looking cattle on his website)
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